June 27 - Ndileka Mandela, one of Nelson Mandela's granddaughters, tells media that he is in stable condition during a visit to the Pretoria hospital where he is being treated for a lung condition. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
Mandela's condition improved overnight and is now "stable" while still critical, the government said on Thursday (June 27). The statement followed a visit by President Jacob Zuma - his second in the past 24 hours - to the anti-apartheid hero in a Pretoria hospital, where he is being treated for a lung infection. One of his granddaughters describes his condition as 'stable' after visiting the 94-year-old anti-apartheid hero. (SOUNDBITE) (English) NDILEKA MANDELA, RESPONDING TO QUESTION ABOUT HER GRANDFATHER, NELSON, SAYING; "He's stable. He's in a stable condition. We are quite anxious, but we thank everyone for their support."